(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) “The View” cohost Whoopi Goldberg became upset with how Fox News hosts and guests consistently criticize the show for some of the things that are said.
One of the most recent examples of the hosts saying something that people on Fox News usually mock them for is them going after Republicans for wanting to start committee hearings with the Pledge of Allegiance, according to Townhall.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., offered the amendment for the House Judiciary Committee to start meetings and hearings with the pledge. Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., said that those who supported the Jan. 6 “insurrection” should not lead the pledge. Gaetz countered that by saying that would disqualify Democrats altogether because they have objected to the electoral college votes in previous presidential elections. The debate lasted for over an hour.
“This is the Judiciary Committee, right? So wouldn’t it be better show of patriotism to be working on issues like police violence, mass shootings, prison reforms? You know, it’s you know, this,” Goldberg said.
“You know, people, I don’t know what it’s going to take for them to recognize that people don’t, they’re not them. We’re not fooling around. The people of the United States are not fooling around.”
”You wasting everybody’s time suggesting your people do what they already do! What is this wasting time?” she added.
Joy Behar even quoted famed literary figure Samuel Johnson about patriotism being the last refuge for scoundrels.
“So what is Gaetz seeking refuge from?”
After Fox News mocked The View hosts for making such comments, Goldberg responded.
“And just so we’re clear, so everybody is clear because, you know, Fox [News] loves to to come after us everyday! They don’t, they don’t do their work. They come at us for doing what we’re supposed to do, which was give you our opinion,” she said.
“That’s the beautiful thing about America. In America, we can still each give our opinion and you don’t have to like it. It’s just somebody’s opinion.”
“But I find that the people who are always saying, ‘Well, you know, they are anti–,’ we’re not anti-America. The beauty of America is you can say, hey, this is what’s wrong with America and we can fix it,” Goldberg added.
“That’s what they’re supposed to be doing. Instead of asking people to do what they already do every day, which is say the Pledge of Allegiance.”